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Review of Dionysos Apartments & Studios

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Dionysos Apartments & Studios
Ranked #24 of 54 Hotels in Stalis
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“nice hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

we had a lovely stay at Dionysos,we thought Dmitri was very welcoming, the staff were lovely too. Cookie was the cook, her food was great, Tomas and Anna who ran the bar were very friendly and great to talk too, Luke worked behind the bar he was great too and really good to get on with, he left about half way through our holiday. The apartments was very nice and well looked after, our apartment was kept clean and tidy! apart from the shower curtain which was a bit mouldy :( also as a self catering apartments you couldn't really self cater! and we got two single beds which as a couple isn't really want you want. But apart from that it was nice.The pool was nice and well looked after! They had entertainment on some nights, I think it goes off how many people go. the did a free pasta night which is a really good ice breaker with everyone! :) they did a BBQ night and you get 3 hrs of free wine, which was really too good. The chicken souvlaki was awesome!! yum yum :) we also watch a fire show and you get to join in. The beach front is only 5-10 mins away, we recommend that you go to maria's golden beach!! the food is awesome there and everyone is really friendly. we had a really good holiday.

p.s Dmitri shouts because he has a hearing problem and not because he is rude!!!!!!

Stayed September/October 2011, travelled as a couple

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank kirstylouise23
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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west midlands
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2011

Stayed here Sept 2010 and cant understand the negative reviews about Dimitri yes he is loud maybe cause hes bit hard of hearing but hes a lovely character and his wife vanessa an amazin cook my hubbys very fussy with his food and he loved everythin she cooked for us. Our apartment was kept spotless whole of our stay and unless things ave changed drastically then you wont go wrong stoppin ere we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would ave no hesitation is stoppin ere again wen we return to stalis

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bev w
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LOWESTOFT
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2011

We have stayed at Dionysos for 3 years running and have already booked for next year. Dimitri is a lovely man and his wife Vanessa also lovely. They always make us welcome and will do anything to make our stay happy. The appartments are spotlessly clean thats down to Anna. She is lovely and asking for another pillow was no problem. The pool was very clean and all in all an excellent holiday. 5 mins down the road is Edem bar which you must visit. Loads of restaurants within walking distance and we found Muses (2 mins away) to be very good and prices cheap.The bar at Dionysos was the biggest let down. Dimitri has retired from running the bar and has rented it out to Thomas who is a big bully. He says English people live on chips and beans so basically the menu which was lovely when Vanessa used to cook has gone right down the pan. They couldn't cook greek food unless you ordered it in advance and then no matter what you get CHIPS with it. Last year we ate there nearly every night . This yaer we didn't eat there once apart from the BBQ and that was a big mistake. 15 euros for a load of rubbish. Avoid this if you can. Thomas will bullly you until you book it.
He hasn't got a clue how to entertain holiday makers but i think next year there will be big changes.
The bar stays open till 1.30 and is ok if Luke or Cookie ( Tanya ) is running it. If Thomas is there the music goes up and doesn't come down until 1.30.
This still hasn't put us off going back next year as i believe Dimitri will make changes to keep everyone happy. Roll on next September

Room Tip: get a one bedroom appartment .They are away from the bar so you shouldn't here the music so much...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Teresades
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u.k.
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2011

We were very pleased with the cleanliness of the apartments. However I think the star rating is too high. I would rate them only 2 stars. They were supposed to be self catering which by definition meant you bought your own food. However there is no cupboard in which to store the food which had to be left on the small table for the duration of the holiday. There was no toaster and no microwave. We had one plastic plate each which had some very deep cuts on them. In the bathroom the shower curtain rail was hanging procariously from the wall and could have come down any time. The water pressure was poor and the temperature varied from too hot to too cold. In the floor there was a circular drain with a silver grill on it. I stood on the grill and it fell down the hole which was two thrids full with smelly stagnant water. The staff at Dionysos are all great, Vinnie the rep. Tanya Bar Manager. Cookie. Luke and Thomas. The owner Dimiti is scary. He is very in your face and shouts when he talks. If you get the royal summons, where he yells at you from across the pool "come here" you have to go or he just keeps shouting. These apartments do not compare favourably to other three star accommodation I have stayed in.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jacqui B
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2011

Our first choice of hotel closed down, so we were offered this as an alternative. We acepted, even though we had read the negative reviews on here, as there were some equallly positive ones.

The hotel- great pool, clean apartments, good poolside bar and great bar snacks.

Staff- all very helpful, Cookie who runs things in the day is great. The owner who doesnt really do a lot apart from stand around and moan is ignorable but very very strange; the hotel would be improved if he lived elsewhere as he and his wife are the only downside. He tries to charge people for air conditioning and safety deposit boxes which they have not asked for (apparently if you do not tell him you don't want them, then you are deemed as using them!!!). His wife also took without asking a couple of the holidaymakers pool blow up toys saying they were for her grandkids!!!!!

Great location altho on side of main road, you dont notice traffic after 10 minutes, short walk to beach, great high street, make sure you go to Edem, best bar by miles, and Marias which is the best restaraunt.

Would I go again? Yes, Stalis is great and Dionysos is a great hotel, just wish the owner didnt live there!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ian s
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middlesex
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

I stayed at these apartments for 11 days with my husband & 2 teenage children. It was a well needed holiday for all of us & beforehand i checked this website for reviews. I was very apprehensive due to the negative reviews concerning the owner Dimitri & the staff that worked there. When we arrived at midnight we had a warm welcome by Anna who showed us our apartment. The apartment had a balcony which overlooked the pool in Dionyssis 1. It had everything there and was spotlessly clean. The only moan i did have was that there was not enough kitchen equipment considering we were s/c. We had no toaster, which was disappointing! On our first day we visited reception to find out about air con & safe etc, i must say i was slightly worried as the reviews had mentioned that Dimitri bullied holidaymakers into having air con. I was pleasantly surprised with his manner, although he does shout ! He had no problem in me trying air con & handing the key back if i didnt need it. And that is exactly what i did ! To be honest the price is very expensive. We managed to sleep ok without it in the end. The rest of the holiday our experience with Dimitri was fine, he walked round the pool side every day and said hello to every family. The rest of the staff who worked the bar were always friendly. The BBQ night that they promote i wouldnt recommend though, its expensive & we found a meal in one of the lovely restaurants in Stalis was more appealing. Stalis is very family orrientated & has plenty of restaurants. The supermarket situated next to the apartments is very expensive, we found the supermarkets in Stalis were more reasonable. The bar prices in the apartments are expensive, we drunk the local beer & wine, but soft drinks are very pricey ! Overall our holiday was good, beautiful weather, friendly staff , clean & comfortable accomodation.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jayneMiddlesex
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2011

Two of us stayed in Dionysos1 for a week and had a great time. Yes, the owner is loud but he's harmless. After staying in some horrific accommodation in the Greek Islands it was refreshing to experience rooms of a good standard. Dionysos1 (beside the excellent pool and bar) is the more desirable place to stay so try to secure it when booking. We were asked to attend a pasta night and BBQ but were never put under pressure to go. The BBQ is recommended as it's good fun and my overriding memory will be the friendly atmosphere at the place. If I go back to Stalis, i'll be booking Dionysos1.

Room Tip: Make Dionysos1 a condition of your booking to avoid disappointment on arrival
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank GrahamL14
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Additional Information about Dionysos Apartments & Studios

Property: Dionysos Apartments & Studios
Address: Coast road, Stalis, Crete 700 07, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Stalis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Stalis
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Self catering Studios and Apartments ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Dionysos Apartments Hotel Stalis
Dionysos Apartments Stalís
Dionysos Apartments Hotel Stalís
Dionysos Apartments & Studios Stalis, Crete, Greece

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